Students analyze paragraphs 4 through 7, in which the actions of the eighth night are slowly revealed as the old man awakens fearfully, and the narrator plans his next move. Students will learn how the narrative point of view further develops the central ideas of madness and obsession. Additionally, students will continue to consider how Poe makes structural choices regarding manipulation of time, as the narrator stalls the story’s action, building tension.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 4.
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